Christina Aguilera Releases Spanish-Language EP “La Fuerza”

Christina Aguilera is proving she’s a fuerza to be reckoned with…

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer is revisiting her Latin roots with this week’s release of La Fuerza, her first Spanish album in more than two decades.

Christina AguileraAguilera’s EP includes the singles “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” a collaboration with Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso; and a classic ballad, “Somos nada,” which she sang for the first time on stage last November during the Latin Grammys.

Her return to Latin market was imminent in her career, she told CNN en Español‘s Zona Pop at a press conference.

Mi Reflejo” had been such a beautiful, special time in my life, but it was 20- plus years ago when I was coming on the scene. I was so green to the business. I was baby Christina,” she said. “20 years later, I’m a grown woman who had such an incredible career. Now I get to come back having reflected on that.”

Aguilera also said as a mother now, she relishes the chance to share her Spanish music with her kids because it’s “a big part of them and who they are.”

“And so, they can see mommy do her thing in Spanish, they can hear it and feel it from a musical level,” Aguilera said.

La Fuerza is just the first of three releases she hopes to make in 2022.

Aguilera said she will address her relationship with her father in one releasing later in the year.

“I have a little bit of an estranged relationship with my father. I’ve spoken openly about it in the past,” she said. “I do address my father, and it’s the first time I … am coming from a place where I’m making peace with certain parts of my past.”

On a “deeper level,” she added, “this album means a great deal to me just because I’ve been able to embrace so many things about who I am and where I am now.”

Two of the songs from “La Fuerza” are collaborations, something common in Latin music.

“Latin music is such a community-based, beautiful environment, and there’s so much love there that I wanted to make it a unified experience,” Aguilera told CNN en Español.

“It’s more important to me now that I do things with artists who I not only admire, but I know I’m doing it because I love and want the experience. The experience outweighs any other thing to me. And at this point in my life and career, it’s important for me to do things that I love to do and not for any other reason,” the singer said.

In her first single, “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” Aguilera surrounded herself with feminine powerhouses.

“I have so much admiration for other strong women and women who speak their truth,” she said.

Nicki Nicole, Aguilera said, “reminds me a lot of me coming up — so fresh and new in the business when I did my first Spanish album.” Nathy Peluso, meanwhile, is “so incredible on stage” and “a natural mover and performer.”

“I get mesmerized when I watch her,” she said. “And then you have Becky G, who represents such a strong, polished, smart little businesswoman. I love having conversations with her.”

Working on this song, the singer recalled her experience making 2001’s “Lady Marmalade,” in which Aguilera joined forces with singers Mýa, Lil’ Kim, and Pink.

“I loved doing ‘Lady Marmalade’ back in the day,” Aguilera said, “and every different woman representing who they are as strong women.”

A theme of empowerment that seems to have no language barriers.

Christina Aguilera Releases Hypnotizing Ozuna-Collaboration “Santo”

Christina Aguilera is begging to be saved

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer has released her latest single “Santo,” a hypnotizing, head-bobbing reggaeton song featuring Ozuna.

Christina Aguilera & OzunaThe single was released just hours before dropping her Spanish-language EP La Fuerza.

Marking the first time the pair have collaborated on a track, “Santo” is the third single from Aguilera’s upcoming six-track set.

It follows her first single, “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” as well as “Somos Nada,” both of which dropped in late 2021.

“Santo,” powered by an infectious reggaeton beat and the earworm hook “Santo sálvame,” dropped alongside a music video that narrates an encounter between the artists in a sort-of afterlife.

On Wednesday, Aguilera revealed the release date and track list of the first of her three-part albumLa Fuerza comes out Friday (Jan. 21), with the songs “La Reina,” “Ya Llegué” and “Como Yo” rounding out the set.

La Fuerza comes out more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo. That release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000 and remained there for 19 weeks. The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200.

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”

Aguilera’s grand return to Latin music will follow her 2018 set, Liberation, which scored the artist her seventh top 10 album on the Billboard 200.

Christina Aguilera to Release Her Spanish Language EP “La Fuerza” This Week

Christina Aguilera is sharing her strength this week…

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will release her highly anticipated Spanish-language EP La Fuerza on Friday, January 21.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera — who had been teasing her upcoming collaboration with Ozuna — also unveiled La Fuerza‘s tracklist via Instagram.

The Ozuna-assisted “Santo,” set to drop on Thursday, is part of the EP, along with girl-power anthem “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” which features Nathy PelusoNicki Nicole and Becky G. “The first chapter,” Aguilera teased in the caption.

La Fuerza is the first of her three-part album, set to be released more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo. That release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000, and remained there for 19 weeks.

The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“It’s been a project that I wanted to follow up for so long, but I’m so happy that it’s happening now as a grown woman,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “Having been a mother, having experienced the career I have, I bring a different view and set of passions. Now it’s coming from a deeper perspective and wanting to explore.”

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” she continued. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid of what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”

Here’s the tweet with the full track list:

https://twitter.com/xtina/status/1483855266101792773

Christina Aguilera to Release Ozuna Collaboration “Santo”

Christina Aguilera has found her santo

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will follow up her girl-power anthem “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” featuring Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso, with a Latin collaboration with Ozuna.

Christina AguileraAguilera shared the news on social media, posting a photo of the two artists in red outfits and a caption with the song’s title, release date, and pre-save link. “‘Santo’ feat. Ozuna,” she wrote across her social media accounts, revealing that the collaboration drops on January 20.

“Santo” will be part of her Spanish-language EP, La Fuerza, the first of her three-part album, set to be released more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000, and remained there for 19 weeks.

The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“It’s been a project that I wanted to follow up for so long but I’m so happy that it’s happening now as a grown woman,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “Having been a mother, having experienced the career I have, I bring a different view and set of passions. Now it’s coming from a deeper perspective and wanting to explore.”

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” she continued. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid of what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”

Selena Gomez Wins People’s Choice Award for Her Work on “Only Murders in the Building”

Selena Gomez is the People’s Choice

The People’s Choice Awards were handed out on Tuesday night, honoring the fan favorites in movies, television, music and pop culture, with the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer taking home a trophy.

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Gomez was named The Comedy TV Star of 2021 for her work as the female lead on Hulu’s freshman series Only Murders in the Building, which has been renewed for a second season.

It’s only Gomez’s second People’s Choice Award. She previously won in 2016 for Favorite Animated Movie Voice for her work on Hotel Transylvania 2.

Bad Bunny has earned his first-ever PCA.

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning Latin trap and reggaeton superstar claimed the The Latin Artist of 2021 award for his remarkable year filled with chart-topping albums, singles and more.

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards show, broadcast on E! and NBC, was hosted by actor and SNL veteran Kenan Thompson. This year marked the first time the award show did a simultaneous live broadcast across both channels.

Among the highlights, Oscar winner Halle Berry accepted The People’s Icon award, Kim Kardashian The Fashion Icon award, and Grammy winner Christina Aguilera the first-ever Music Icon award. Dwayne Johnson took home The People’s Champion award for his philanthropic work.

Top performances of the night included Aguilera’s debut of a never-before-seen medley of her biggest songs, with tracks from her new Spanish-language album.

The following are 2021 People’s Choice Awards winners:

THE MOVIE OF 2021
Black Widow

THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2021
Free Guy

THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2021          
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2021
Cruella

THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2021
Luca

THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2021   
Dwayne Johnson

THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Scarlett Johansson

THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Kevin Hart

THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2021            
Dwayne Johnson

THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Simu Liu

THE SHOW OF 2021
Loki

THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2021
Grey’s Anatomy

THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2021
Never Have I Ever

THE REALITY SHOW OF 2021
Keeping Up With the Kardashians

THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2021
The Voice

THE MALE TV STAR OF 2021
Tom Hiddleston

THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2021
Ellen Pompeo

THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2021
Chase Stokes

THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2021
Selena Gomez

THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2021
JoJo Siwa

THE REALITY TV STAR OF 2021
Khloé Kardashian

THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2021
Squid Game

THE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW OF 2021
Lucifer

THE MALE ARTIST OF 2021
Lil Nas X

THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2021
Adele

THE GROUP OF 2021
BTS

THE SONG OF 2021
Butter

THE ALBUM OF 2021
Sour

THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2021
Blake Shelton

THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2021
Bad Bunny

THE NEW ARTIST OF 2021
Olivia Rodrigo

THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2021
Butter

THE COLLABORATION SONG OF 2021
STAY

THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2021
Britney Spears

THE POP SPECIAL OF 2021
Friends: The Reunion

THE COMEDY ACT OF 2021             
Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny Tour

THE GAME CHANGER OF 2021
Simone Biles

THE POP PODCAST OF 2021
Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

Christina Aguilera to Perform During People’s Choice Awards Show

Christina Aguilera is ready for a Choice performance…

The 40-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will perform during this week’s 2021 People’s Choice Awards show.

Christina Aguilera

No word on what song(s) Aguilera, who’ll be honored with the inaugural Music Icon award, will perform.

Others set to take the stage include H.E.R., who will perform a tribute to the life and legacy of Motown legend Marvin Gaye. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark album What’s Going On.

Blake Shelton is also set to perform on the People’s Choice Awards, which will be hosted by Kenan Thompson.

The show will air simultaneously on NBC and E! for the first time, after airing only on E! the last three years. From 1975-2017, the show aired on CBS.

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards will air on Tuesday, December 7, at 9:00 pm ET from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

E! will kick off the night with a red-carpet special, Live From E!: The 2021 People’s Choice Awards, at 7:00 pm ET.

Both shows are produced by Den of Thieves with executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

Performers:
Christina Aguilera
H.E.R.
Blake Shelton

Presenters:
Becky G
Cardi B
Chase Stokes (Outer Banks)
Eliza Coupe (Pivoting)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Pivoting)
Jack Quaid (Scream)
Jojo Siwa (Siwas Dance Pop Revolution)
Laverne Cox (Live from E!)
Leslie Jones (Coming 2 America)
Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy, Vacation Friends)
Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)
Maggie Q (Pivoting)
Mike Epps (The Upshaws)
Paris Jackson (American Horror Stories)
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws)

Christina Aguilera to Receive Inaugural Music Icon Award at People’s Choice Awards

Christina Aguilera is officially an icon

The 40-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will receive the inaugural Music Icon at award at the People’s Choice Awards next week, joining an honorees list that includes Halle BerryDwayne Johnson and Kim Kardashian.

Christina AguileraE! and NBC have announced that Becky G will present the award to Aguilera, who has also appeared in films (Burlesque) in addition to being a coach on NBC’s The Voice.

The award will be given for her contributions to the music industry; she will also perform during the December 7 broadcast.

Johnson is receiving The People’s Champion award during the ceremony, which is being simulcast on NBC and E! at 9:00 pm ET/PT Tuesday.

Berry will be honored with the People’s Icon award during the show, while Kardashian will receive the Fashion Icon award.

A total of 40 categories are up for grabs during the December 7 ceremony (see the nominees here).

Winners are decided by online fan voting.

Christina Aguilera Releases Spanish Female Empowerment Anthem “Pa Mis Muchachas,” Featuring Becky G, Nathy Peluso & Nicki Nicole

Christina Aguilera is celebrating all muchachas

Singing in Spanish for the first time in nearly a decade, the 40-year-old has released the female empowerment anthem “Pa Mis Muchachas,” featuring Becky G, Nathy Peluso and Nicki Nicole.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera teased the single earlier in the week with a sultry snippet of the music video before confirming the song’s title and three collaborators.

“I am proud to reveal mi primera canción from a body of work that lives so closely to my heart,” she wrote on her socials. “And these beautiful, strong and talented women are joining forces with me for this first Guaracha.”

In the spring, Xtina revealed that she was working on her “overdue” second Spanish-language album more than 20 years after 2000’s Mi Reflejo, which peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 and ruled the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.

“It’s a big deal right now and it’s really nostalgic and part of my Latin culture and history,” she told Billboard in an interview in July. “So this is really, really fun to get into some family roots and explore who I am now as a woman musically. Things are coming from a different approach.”

Christina Aguilera Shares Snippet of Latin-Tinged Music for Potential Second Spanish-Language Album

Christina Aguilera could be embracing her Latin roots musically once again…

On Sunday, the 40-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer posted a 15-second snippet on her social media accounts, which followed two identical-looking women entering a party over some sultry-sounding strings.

Christina Aguilera

Based on the comments from her Instagram post, Victoria Villarroel, Kylie Jenner’s former assistant, and her sister Sofia, with whom she founded the Gonza swimwear brand, might be the two female leads in the visual.

The two sisters also reposted Aguilera’s video on their respective IG Stories.

In April, Xtina revealed that she was working on her “overdue” second Spanish-language album more than two decades after 2000’s Mi Reflejo, which peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 and ruled the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.

“It’s a big deal right now and it’s really nostalgic and part of my Latin culture and history,” she told Billboard in an interview in July. “So this is really, really fun to get into some family roots and explore who I am now as a woman musically. Things are coming from a different approach.”

Christina Aguilera to Headline This Year’s LadyLand 2021 Festival

Christina Aguilera is showing support for the LGBTQIA community…

The 40-year-old half-Ecuadoran American Grammy-winning singer has been announced as the headlining performer at LadyLand 2021, LadyFag‘s now-annual queer music festival held in Brooklyn.

Christina Aguilera

Chairlift co-founder Caroline Polachek will also perform at the Brooklyn Mirage on September 11, with other LGBTS artists and allies set to take the stage, including Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria, Skin, Nina Sky (Nicole and Natalie Albino), La Goony Chonga and more.

LadyLand 2021 will be Aguilera’s first performance in New York City since her headlining shows at Radio City Music Hall in 2018 for her Liberation World Tour.

The star recently made her return to performing live following the pandemic with two shows at the Hollywood Bowl, wherein she reinvented many of her biggest hits with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

“It was a performance of a lifetime,” she told Billboard of the shows. “It was the performance I waited my whole life to do for so many creative purposes.”

The annual festival, curated by New York nightlife icon Ladyfag, returns for the first time since 2019, where Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot offered up a rare headlining set, accompanied by performances from stars like DJ Honey DijonDrag Race season 11 winner Yvie Oddly and more.

This year’s festival will require all attendees to provide proof of full vaccination completed at least two weeks before the event.

LadyLand 2021 will take place at the Brooklyn Mirage on September 11, from 7:30 pm to 4:00 am.

Tickets are on sale here.